Production planning and controlling (PPC) plays an important role in modern production enterprises. Current production management systems consider resources such as material, labour and production capacity and their respective costs, but neglect the role of energy and possibilities for cost savings. To develop sustainable production (in terms of economic and environmental aspects), the system must be extended; energy aspects, such as energy demand and available renewable energy, must be included in planning and monitoring the production. The paper presents a procedure for generating a basis for PPC systems to schedule the production related to energy demands and available renewable energy, for evaluating the planning errors and for indicating problems in the production based on the energy plan.
Pechmann, A., & Zarte, M. (2017). Procedure for Generating a Basis for PPC Systems to Schedule the Production Considering Energy Demand and Available Renewable Energy. In Procedia CIRP (Vol. 64, pp. 393–398). Elsevier B.V. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2017.03.033